• First, Thomas will build a database of transcribed performances from legends like Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis. Then the AI will "train" on that database using similar techniques to those that allow AI to transcribe spoken word or identify edges in images. The key to jazz is that much of it is improvised on the spot -- a challenge area for robots.
  • The goal is to have an AI that can jam along with human musicians in software in the next five years. After that, it hopes to have a robot that can play live jazz alongside humans.
  • Would love to see this tech combined with Toyota's trumpet playing robot, which can really blow!

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